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Grades K-2 Best Books Reviewed

Last updated 6 years ago

There are many wonderful classic tales for children between kindergarten and second grade who are in reading programs. A few of these books stand out from the rest because they’re favorites amongst every child that reads them. Getting your child excited about reading through introducing the best in literature is a vital way to overcome language issues and promote literacy.

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff

This 1985 classic is beloved by toddlers and grade-schoolers alike. It follows the story of a mouse and a young boy named Estuardo. The colorful and fun illustrations help children with language issues work through the words on the page while enjoying the fun story. And if your child enjoys this tale, the story’s main character, Mouse, appears in other popular titles by the same author.

The Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper

The Little Engine that Could is perfect for children in learning centers because it is fun to read and has an important moral: Keep trying and never give up. The story was passed down through several storytellers until the most popular illustrated version was published in 1930. Its bright, interesting illustrations and manageable language make it a popular and personal tale for children with dyslexia and other language issues.

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Arguably one of the best-known children’s stories available, Where the Wild Things Are captures the heart and imagination of anyone from toddlers to adults. This book is great for children who struggle with reading because it uses mainly illustrations to tell its story. These illustrations can help children in reading programs work with the few words on each page to tell the whole story by themselves.

If your child is struggling with language issues, seek help from San Francisco’s top learning center. At the Literacy and Language Center, we use proven methods and programs taught by caring, compassionate, and dedicated teachers. To get your child on the road to literacy today, call us at (415) 242-1205.


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